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Education Minister Praises Diaspora for Supporting Education

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 Senator Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth and Information has commended the Jamaican Diaspora for its contribution towards the development of the local education sector locally. Minister Reid said that he was pleased that the Jamaican Diaspora Education Task Force (JDEFT) had seen it fit to include Early Childhood and Special Education as areas for attention under its six-year Action Plan. He was speaking recently (March 23) at the Jamaican Diaspora 2nd Biennial Advancement in Education Summit 2016 at Jamaica College in Kingston, Jamaica.

In the photograph Minister Reid (right) converses with conference participants following the opening ceremony. From left are Leo Gillings, chairman JDEFT; Norman Allen, president Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA); Byron Farquharson, Secretary General JTA; Dr Ashburn Pinnock, President Mico University College; and Professor Neville Ying, Head Jamaican Diaspora Foundation.


Representatives of the Jamaican Diaspora Education Task Force recently made a courtesy call on newly appointed Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid. From left are Dr Hansel Fletcher of Loma Linda University School of Medicinein the USA; Karlene Largie and Lesleyan Samuel of the Union of Jamaican Alumni Association (USA Inc.); Minister Reid ; and Douglas F. Havens of Loma Linda University.